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- Full Title: A Passage to India
- When Written: 1912-24
- Where Written: India and England
- When Published: 1924
- Literary Period: Modernism
- Genre: Historical Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Realism
- Setting: Chandrapore, India and Mau, India
- Climax: Aziz’s trial
- Point of View: Third person omniscient
Syed Ross Masood. In 1906 Forster became close friends with a young Muslim Indian named Syed Ross Masood, who introduced him to more Indians and inspired him to visit India again years later. Their friendship is partly reflected in the characters of Fielding and Aziz.
Henry and Edward. Forster’s parents originally named him “Henry Morgan,” but at his baptism he was accidentally christened as “Edward Morgan,” which was his father’s name.